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Wee Gems

Billy beams

As we work through his Rapid Reading

I think by his face I make things fun

He loves pop music and girl bands,

And we sometimes played them in class

It was so good to see him happy.

Grant goes on

About Doctor Who

For miles.

He called me a Time Lady.

It’s one of the best compliments I’ve received in my life.

It was so good to see him happy.

Janie jives

To nursery rhymes in her seat

Bobs her head to Humpty Dumpty

She loves cuddles and peekaboo

Though she’s getting too old for peekaboo

But it was so good to see her happy.

Lola loves

The wind on her face as I push her in her chair

In the playground or to the shops.


To the patter and chatter,

the music, the birds in the trees

It was so good to make her happy.

You chosen children

Are a handful of the many wee gems

That made my work worthwhile.

I hope I brought as much joy to your lives

As you brought into mine.

Originally published in Bonnie's Crew Issue #9. Bonnie's Crew is a nonprofit to raise money for children with congenital heart diseases. It should be available to read on Issuu soon but I've been having problems with it.

You might be able to get a physical copy, too so check that out here:

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